Yesterday CM Yedurappa acclaimed that he would work towards getting a Second capital status to Belgaum, when he was here for a visit. Yeddyurappa also said most of the government offices working in the city would be shifted to the Soudha once its construction was over.
The first announcement in this regard was made during the legislature session in Belgaum in Sept 2006.
This piece of news was nothing new or dramatic as he has been saying the same for year now, but nothing has happened on ground.
And as it had to happen the Maharashtra MLAs and political parties have criticized this act f BSY of making Belgaum the second capital.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said Yeddyurappa was speaking out of turn. “The Maharashtra government’s plea to have Belgaum and Karwar as part of the state is pending before the Supreme Court,” he said.
NCP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said, “The statement is uncalled for and we will seek legal recourse on the issue.”
Sena leader Diwakar Raote said his party would oppose any attempt by the Karnataka government to impose its mandate on lakhs of Marathi-speaking people there (Belgaum).
My question is to the Belgaumites, Leave those politicians behind they have to survive (both sides) and cook something but we should think on these questions:
What difference will it make after Belgaum is given Second capital status?
Will this status resume Air connectivity?
Will we get 24 hour power supply?
Will there be development in a planned manner with the involvement of the citizens?
And many such more questions will arise in due course.
What Belgaum city needs is not talks but action. We have received 100 crore grant and we will get another 100 crore but is that money being utlised for the betterment of the public. Still no major works taken up under the special grant are complete( major works Mahatma Phule road, angol road, Old P B Road).
I am sure this will get more comments but no one coments of stories of human interest .